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A Waters Edge Retreat, Luxury Inn

827 East Lakeshore Drive , Kelleys Island, OH 43438 USA (Show map)

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Close as you can get to a Romantic Bed on the Beach, but in sheer Luxury. This Lakefront,Luxury Queen Anne Victorian style, Bed & Breakfast is spacious, quiet and full of great nooks and relaxation features. For the more active,there is hiking and biking paths galore, kayaking, swimming at the sandy North Beacdh. Featured on NBC's Today Show with Al Roker and Peter Greenburg. Food has been awarded Best of the Best by Travel & Leisure Magazine and AAA. Three Diamond Award. Beachfront, Beach Decks,Sailing, Gourmet Breakfast Feasts, Beverage and Hors d'Oeuvres hour nightly, Three Diamonds from AAA, "Best of the Best" of all Lake Erie B & B's by Glovebox Guidebooks of America, . "Best of the Great Lakes....Top 50 Beach Resorts in US" Travel & Leisure, Upscale accommodations and pampering with Gourmet Breakfast Feast, at Award Winning Inn. SAILING ON OUR 35 FOOT YACHT OR GOLF CART INCLUDED IN PACKAGES!



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining5

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Friendly and comfort June 2013

5 on July 01, 2013

My wife and I really enjoyed out stay at the Waters Edge Retreat, The home was beautiful, the breakfast was lucious and room was very comfortable. The view of hand lake was beautiful and is located that makes the resturants, state park and glacier tubes very accessable. We used the bikes they offered and enjoyed going around the whole Island. Tim and Beth made our stay fantastic and we look forward to return to the Waters Edge Retreat.

renew your vows!!!

5 on April 04, 2013

My husband and I had stayed at the Waters Edge Retreat many times and, when we decided to throw a party and renew our wedding vows, this was the place that came to mind! We took over the inn for a weekend; Beth and Tim made the event so special by catering a great luncheon! We renewed our vows in the gazebo, with Tim officiating! Beth and Tim are such wonderful people; they are very gracious hosts and have become our friends! the inn is lovely, we always try to spend some time there when we are in Ohio. jan

Best B&B Ever

5 on October 21, 2011

Beth and Tim are WONDERFUL and provide great hospitality. You can't go wrong with a stay at Waters Edge my new second home. FYI the breakfast is to die for....

Dad and daughter getaway before school

4.8 on August 24, 2011

Food was outstanding, as the reviews said. The bathroom was spotless. Room made up every day. The porch is the place to eat, it's a fantastic way to taste food, with fresh air and good conversation. The location is close to town, even by bicycle, my daughter wanted to drive the golf carts, but I wouldn't let her as she's only 13. She loved the beach, and I actually caught a nice largemouth bass at the jetty to the cove on the north side. Shops were fun, the " island sunrise ice cream at Papa T's was great! Our hosts took us sailing, and they have stories that are the stuff of dreams, on a world stage. Breakfast is served at 9 am, giving us time to sleep in a little and be relaxed. In all, a very quiet, yet adventurous 3 days for us, and I couldn't have asked for anything better. The beds were comfortable, and the temps were perfect in the house, day and night. L.D. And H.D.

"Peaceful Serenity"

5 on July 17, 2011

An outstanding experience! We recently spent the weekend at Waters Edge Retreat B&B while visiting Kelleys Island to celebrate my wife's 50th B-Day. Along with the partying I was also looking for a place to unwind, destress & spend some relaxing one on one time with my wife, and that we did. I can't thank Tim & Beth enough for their sincere generousity & kindness. We felt like family from the first day, our room was very clean & comfortable with an awesome view of the lake. My wife and I had a wonderful relaxing experience sailing on the Green Nike, enjoying the Gourmet Breakfasts, afternoon Wine & Cheese plates, and Evening Desserts. I highly reccomend this B&B to anyone who wants the total Island experience, we'll certainly be comming back! Thanks again Tim & Beth

Great Inn, Fun Island

5 on January 14, 2011

Waters Edge is a great B & B with a fabulous view, warm hospitality, and delightful amenities that include gourmet breakfasts, golf carts & bikes for exploring the historic island, hot tub, afternoon wine, and comfortable rooms with good views.


5 on September 19, 2010

The most excellent location for relaxation, and rejuvenation! The gourmet breakfasts are spectacular, and the service is exceptional! The home is very clean, and so well appointed, and the "feel" is "of home". Enjoying the Island from this location is perfect! (We also had the best weather!) Highly recommended, our experience is a memory we will never forget


5 on September 21, 2009

We had a great time. Beth and Tim were excellent hosts. Can't wait to return. Clean, great food, great people, stay home if you aren't fun because this place isn't for you! Can't wait to see you again. C & A Ohio 9/18-9/20

Old days gone by

4.0 on November 21, 2008

By far best B&B in US. The rooms were well designed. Plenty of window. Breath-taking views. Gourmet meals, high end cheeses and wine. They really know how to pamper and spoil their guests. You were made to feel welcome and at home. Large porch with great view and deck down on beach.

Romantic Weekend Away

5 on October 13, 2008

it's a beautiful, relaxing place to go; the sounds of the waves crashing while you sleep, the sunsets. We were pampered and fed very well; breakfast was amazing. Our hosts Tim & Beth know how to treat their guests.

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Rooms & Rates

Charles L. Honeymoon

A perfect, romantic setting for a very special visit. This two room suite has a sitting room / dressing room, as well as a very large & beautifully furnished bedroom with fireplace and still another sitting area with overstuffed chairs and ottamon. There is also a large private sunporch with great garden and bay views. The oversized bathroom has a 2 person jacuzzi tub and a seperate large ceramic, walk-in shower. anad double sinks. Perfect for honeymoon, anniversary or any other wonderful celebration of life! Deluxe Waterfront Rooms all have private baths and beautiful appointed rooms right on the water. Queen sized beds. These are in the 2nd and third floors of the Inn. See the amenities that are included with our room packages.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $279 - $389

Nightly Rate: $279 - $389

Robert Stephen Jacuzzi

The Jacuzzi Suite has it's own private staircase in the Inn, a sitting nook with loveseat and 3 windows overlooking water, a beautiful queen size bed and a private bath with Jacuzzi tub and walk in shower. There is a skylite over the tub so that you can see the stars. This room has a beautiful view of the lake and the small bay in front of our home.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $249 - $329

Nightly Rate: $249 - $329

Paul Francis Waterfront

Surrounded by 3 sides of windows overlooking the Lake and Bay. Beautifully appointed with antiques, leather chair and ottoman, built in writer's desk. Closest thing to having a BED ON THE BEACH! Internet access, Queen Bed, DVD Available, CD player in room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $209 - $299

Nightly Rate: $209 - $299

Mary Louise Waterfront

Four Large windows, three overlooking the Lake, one the garden. Amazing views of the Lake and Bay, as well as Marblehead Light House Cedar Point nightly fireworks from the bed. Fabulously appoointed, very romantic roomy and large private bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $209 - $279

Nightly Rate: $209 - $279

Marguerite Waterfront

Elegantly appointed waterfront guestroom with an added bonus of a sitting nook in the tower section of our Inn. Beddings from Paris, oversized bath. Views of the Lake and Bay from the bed or sitting area. Sunrise and Moonrise views at night.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $219 - $279

Nightly Rate: $219 - $279

Joseph Edward Waterview

Beautifully appointed with many angles and nooks, private bath, sitting area with oversized chair and a half with ottoman. Views of Bay and Lake as well as Moonrise and Sunrise...also the fireworks at Cedar Point.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $199 - $259

Nightly Rate: $199 - $259

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Location Type

Lake Erie, Mideast, Midwest, Northeast Ohio, Northern Ohio, Ohio, Airport, Island, Lakefront, Oceanfront, Village, Wine country


Cleveland, OH (CLE-Hopkins Intl.) 55 miles

Directions to property:

From Sandusky, Ohio (Cedar Point) take Route #2 West over bay bridge to Rt. # 269 North, after bridge. Follow to Rt.# 163 East, turn RT. Go 7 miles to Marblehead, OH. Take Ferry Boat to Kelleys Island from Marblehead.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ferry Service To Cedar Point, Kelleys Island Glacial Grooves, Marblehead Light House, Ferry & Air Service to South Bass Island, Ferry and Air Service to Pelee Island, Back to the Wild Animal Center, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Alarm clock, BBQ grill, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Satellite/Cable TV, Secretarial services, TV, TV Video games, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Beach Decks, Sailing Packages, Massage pre booked, Coverd Verandahs, Wine & Cheese Hour

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Hiking trails, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Sailing Excursions, Island Hopping, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No Guests may smoke on Beach Decks and Gazebo area
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No Over 14 yrs. old accompanied by adult, weekdays only.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No We have small Bichon Frises
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two Nights on Weekends, Three Nights, Holiday Weekends, single nights weekdays
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 50% of total package at booking. Balance due by check, cash or travelers check at check-in.
  • Cancellations: Cancellation Policy: Full credit toward next visit is given if cancellation is one month prior to scheduled visit, (Honeymoon Suite req 75 day notice)50% with two weeks notice, and no credit if less than two weeks (unless we can fill the room with another guest). In all cases, there is a $50 cancellation fee per room ($100 Honeymoon Suite). The balance of your credit will be applied to your next visit.



Elizabeth and Timothy

Languages spoken

English, French

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About the innkeepers

Sailing, Gourmet cooking, World wide travel, Tennis, Anything to do with water, Hiking, Biking, Walking. 
We are each "early retired" business owners who really understand what is needed to relax the "stressed out executive". Setting is quiet and romantic.

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Gourmet Feast

  • Time Served: 9:00 to 10 AM
  • Serving Location: Covered Verandah's or Gazebo, Sun Porch, Beach Decks, Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Wine & Hor d"Ouerves, Evening Snack

Signature Dish

Huevos Rancheros / Eggs Florentine & Benedict
Huevos Rancheros: Galluchi's famous sausage with carmelized onions and vegetables folded into softly scrambled eggs, rolled into floured tortilla. Topped with lots of mixed cheeses, salsa and sour cream. Other Delectibles: Eggs Benedict & Florentine: Just like Brennans, but with the homemade hollendaise with a twist. Occasional variations include salmon and crab toppings. Breakfast Tapas, English Trifels, Homemade Apple Strudels, French Apple Tarts flambe, Baked from scratch big fat Cinnamon Rolls, iced to perfection. Baked Stawberry & Grand Marnier French Toast Too many more to list!!!



827 East Lakeshore Drive , Kelleys Island, OH 43438 USA (Show map)

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